India Inspired

After I wore this tunic with jeans for SIA, I thought that the silhouette looks familiar, but I couldn’t place it until I realized it was similar to what Indian women often wear in everyday life – fitted trousers (churidar) with a tunic (kurta). Even the embroideries are reminiscent of the designs on the kurta as well, though perhaps not as elaborate. So today I decided to recreate the silhouette more faithfully, with actual trousers instead of jeans and flat sandals instead of heels. The funny thing is that the outfit can also be seen as a modern take on the traditional styling of the Vietnamese áo dài (which is a long tunic over loose-fitting trousers). But that’s what I love about style – you can take your inspiration from almost anywhere!

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2 Comments on “India Inspired”

  1. Mike says:

    Wonderful, Salazar! I think that your outfit is right on as far as being India inspired.
    I’ve seen some of my Indian friends wear a similar outfit to yours here.
    I love their styles, both the men and the women and is one of the reasons why I love Indian culture.

  2. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look great in this outfit!


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